Key Themes of ISO 55001
What is an ‘Asset’?
Traditionally the idea of Asset Management, related to physical items such as a building or a facility, however, with the transition of this standard from PAS to ISO the term has become broader and now can be applied to Equipment, Information, Intellectual Property etc.
Asset Management Plans
More specific Asset Management Plans will be created, documented and implemented in order to achieve the strategic objectives identified. This includes input from external parties where relevant.
The standard, like other Annex SL standards, implements a risk approach and requires considerations of risks and opportunities.
Strategic Asset Management Plan
The standard requires a strategic asset management plan to be created, and this should align with the organisation’s overall strategic direction.
Management of Change
In the operation as an Asset Management System (AMS) the management of change is a key feature, and requires control.
The ISO 55001 standard also explicitly references the management of outsourced activities that contribute to the asset management process.
ISO 55001 Certification
Some certification bodies do provide ISO 55001 and this can demonstrate a commitment to effective asset management to interested parties.
We can advise you during the certification process.